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'This happens all the time': why a gay couple took their cake case to the supreme court

15 hours agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Charlie Craig, left, and David Mullins wait to speak to journalists after the US supreme court argued the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission in December in Washington. In July 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins went shopping for a wedding cake at a bakery in Lakewood, Colorado.

Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Defenders Are Reviving Arguments Used to Justify Racial Apartheid

Even if the United States Supreme Court does the right thing in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and comes to the doctrinally easy conclusion that it is not a violation of the First Amendment for government to...Show More Summary

A Wedding Cake and the Blessings of Liberty

This week, the Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Jack Phillips, proprietor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to create a wedding cake ordered for a same-sex marriage

Ron Paul: Government Should Leave Bakers Alone

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case stems from the refusal of Masterpiece Cakeshop, a bakery, to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Show More Summary

Supreme Court's wedding cake case isn't about faith, religious leaders warn

The Supreme Court wrestled with a clash between religious freedom and LGBTQ rights last week when justices heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Read morethis | Linking Blogs | Comments

The Cake Is Just the Beginning

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that centers on an anti-gay baker in Colorado who claims a First Amendment right to ignore state law and refuse service to same-sex couples. Show More Summary

Yesterday The Supreme Court Jolted LGBTQ People With A Frightening Reality

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Inside the U.S. Supreme Court this week for the oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, I couldn’t help but look at Justice Neil Gorsuch and imagine how things would be if Merrick Garland were rightly sitting in that chair.

Baking Chaos: Masterpiece Cakeshop Argument Misses the Mark

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa via AP Images Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court building on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission T oday’s oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Show More Summary

No Matter Who Takes the Cake, What Christians Should Do Next Is Clear

Religious liberty and civil rights Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, as you may have heard, involves Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who in 2012 refused to make a cake for the same-sex wedding of David Mullins and Charlie Craig. Show More Summary

SCOTUS to Decide Between Religious Freedom or Civil Rights - Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The battle over the right for a Christian baker to deny making a custom wedding cake for a gay couple began in 2012 and has made it to the highest court in the land. How did we get here and what is being argued?

These are the conservative legal groups behind the Masterpiece Cakeshop case

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which baker Jack Phillips is arguing that his deeply held evangelical Christian beliefs should exempt him from having to bake a cake for the wedding of two men — even though his refusal to serve them violated Colorado’s anti-discrimination law. To better […]

-Supreme Court ‘Bake-Off’ For Religious Freedom

              (Supreme Court Building: Wikipedia) The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The importance of this case for the future of religious freedom in the USA cannot be overstated. From Christianity Today: The case of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a […]

Je Suis Jack Phillips! And You Are Too

Today oral arguments will take place at the Supreme Court in the incredibly consequential case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Catching up with the latest news about the Christian baker testifying to the truth about marriage, my heart leapt to discover I have nearly five hundred new friends – literally, amici, as [...]

Justices Struggle to Rule Against Gay Couple Without Upending Civil Rights Law

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the landmark case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, two things became clear. First, the conservative justices clearly want to side with Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who refused to make a wedding cake for David Mullins and Charlie Craig, a same-sex couple, on religious grounds. And second, […]

Transcript Released From Masterpiece Oral Arguments

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

This morning the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop Vs Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case which has the potential to upend decades of public accommodation laws that offer business discrimination protections to numerous classes of American citizens. Show More Summary

Will Supreme Court Let Us Have Our Cake?

last monthLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case is one of the most important government civil rights decisions up for debate this year.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Arguments: A Divided SCOTUS on What Should Be an Easy Case

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission recently concluded. Many commentators are already suggesting that the argument went poorly for pro-equality forces. Justice Kennedy, the moderate-conservative justice who will… Read The post Masterpiece Cakeshop Arguments: A Divided SCOTUS on What Should Be an Easy Case appeared first on Towleroad.

Early Reactions in ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’ Anti-Gay Baker Case: Anthony Kennedy is Key Again

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

First reactions to today’s arguments before the Supreme Court in the anti-gay baker case Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission are in agreement that the decision will be a 5-4 ruling with Anthony Kennedy again as the swing vot… Read The post Early Reactions in ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’ Anti-Gay Baker Case: Anthony Kennedy is Key Again appeared first on Towleroad.

SCOTUSblog is decorated with cakes this morning...

... as the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the case about whether the government can force a cake-decorator to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Here's the SCOTUSblog argument preview. Show More Summary

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